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The High Call of Parenthood

Luke is five-years-old and skips to the beat of his own drum. He is smart.  He is cuddly. But he is honestly just downright quirky, too. We love all of his quirks.   I love that the very first thing he does when he comes home from school is change into a pair of pajama … Continue reading

Lesson Learned On Aisle Nine

Taking three little boys to Wal-mart puts hair on my chest.  I am convinced. Nothing will toughen my nerves faster than the teeth-gritting task of grocery shopping with children. Mom’s are you feeling me on this? I try to do all preparatory things to make our shopping experience as delightful as possible… I give each boy … Continue reading

A Gray Bin At The End Of My Rope

The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all he has made.  Psalm 145:9 So maybe I am being too hard on myself, but a short 48 hours ago, I was ready to call myself in and schedule a counseling appointment.  My diagnosis?  The least-effective-mom-on-the-planet. But can I tell you a little story? … Continue reading

Teach them My love…

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep … Continue reading

Mommy, grab a sticky note…

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.  Psalm 145:8 Lord, Your Word tells me that Your Holy Spirit lives within me.  I am fully embodied with You.  The fullness of your character is made available to me by the death of Jesus.  Lord, this being the case, I have … Continue reading

A Mommy’s Spring Break Prayer {and a devo}

Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of Spring Break.  You have blessed me with an entire week to invest heavily into the lives and hearts of my children.  No school.  No baseball.  A short to-do list.  Fewer distractions.  And I confess that “day one” was a challenge!  My boys had high energy levels, the … Continue reading

Honey Bunches of Strife, I Mean Oats

In January I made a list. Not a list of things I resolve TO DO in 2013.  But instead a list of things I WILL NOT DO. The top of the list reads one word:  STRIFE Strife – noun, \ˈstrīf\  a : bitter sometimes violent conflict or dissension  b : an act of contention : fight, struggle  : exertion or contention for … Continue reading

Bondage To The Boogie Man

This morning, my eyes opened wide at 3am to an unfamiliar tapping.  Our window air unit, arguably on its last leg, was working hard to spit out an UNO card or a possibly granola wrapper. No telling what was in there with 3 little boys in the house.  But nevertheless, our tapping air unit broke … Continue reading

Fear Has Met Its Match, I Reckon

I’ve watched fear creep in. As a thief in the night sneaks his eerie shadow through the back window, so has fear crawled its way through the back door of his innocent mind.  My nine-year-old.  My sweet boy. Fear is afflicting him. I hear it in his voice.  He questions noises upstairs.  He visits my … Continue reading